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Win Big with Food Trucks at your Cinema Event Featuring Street Food Cinema

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Street Food Cinema-branded screen by Open Air Cinema

It’s a beautiful Saturday evening on Halloween night in Los Angeles. The weather couldn’t be more perfect.  Many of the people walking around the streets are wearing their costumes, masks, and big smiles. It’s about a half an hour before sunset and you can feel the Halloween spirit and a buzzing energy in the air. The Street Food Cinema outdoor movie festival is often held in Exposition Park near the L.A. Coliseum & California Science Center. Attending a Street Food Cinema event is always amazing, but Halloween night is especially exciting. Moviegoers and Halloween partiers alike enjoy a variety of delicious gourmet “food truck” style eats and a popular movie, under the dark, autumn night sky. This festival is currently the largest outdoor movie series in Los Angeles, and likely the biggest in the world of it’s kind.  – they have hosted over 100’s of events at 11 different locations since it’s inception.

For Halloween, the movie being presented for the festival was very appropriate – Shaun of The Dead, a witty but gory satire; featuring lots of laughs and of course a creepy zombie apocalypse. Over a thousand people lay their blankets and chairs out on the cool grass, grab a bite to eat at one of the many food trucks and enjoy the gorgeous sunset. The band performs, the Halloween costume contest is presented and judged and then, the main event – Shaun of The Dead. The picture quality is brilliant, along with incredible surround sound. The eight speakers provide such great sound you will literally believe that the sounds in the movie are real. The sirens in the movie made heads turn, more than once!

Street Food Cinema has chosen to use Open Air Cinema outdoor movie equipment for their productions.  Open Air Cinema is a Utah based company that specializes in the manufacturing of premier outdoor movie screens and audio video equipment.  Street Food Cinema proudly displays their gigantic 40 foot Elite screen. This inflatable screen is massive, with total measurements of 48 feet in width and 34 feet in height, and a theatrical grade projection surface. Using Open Air Cinema outdoor movie screens has allowed Street Food Cinema to provide a consistently high class experience for their customers which has helped them to grow the brand very quickly.

All in all, the delicious food, great movies and live music is a most spectacular combination. People and community come together and create incredible, memorable experiences that will last a lifetime.

To find local food truck vendors, you can visit Food Trucks In , Mobile Cuisine or Roaming Hunger to find food truck style vendors in your area!

Best of luck,  please contact Open Air Cinema for all your outdoor movie needs!


Boost up your connectivity with these audio adapters from our Tackle Box

Having 10 year+ experience in organizing outdoor movie events, Open Air Cinema team proudly presents a new super handy product: Event Producer’s Tackle Box.

It has everything to help you plug in almost any device, connect it to any audio device and make it an integral part of your outdoor movie event.

Event Producer's Tackle Box

Everything you need to face the event producer’s worst case scenario

Audio Adapters and Cables

1. 3.5mm M → 3.5mm M (3ft) 
This cable is also called Mini-Jack to Mini-Jack Cable is one of the most frequently used cables in event production. For example, you can get the audio signal from your headphones output on the front panel of the rack-mounted audio mixer in your CineBox Pro and connect it to another audio mixer or sound card line-in.

2. 3.5mm F → Dual RCA M (0.5ft)
In our CineBox Pro consoles we provide a 4-channel audio mixer. Whether you want to play background music from your iPhone before the screening or you need a spare audio channel for an additional media device.

3. 2x XLR F → 6.35mm Stereo
Audio mixer that is part of your CineBox Pro console has XLR audio output. Many event locations that come your way might have 6.35mm input. Usually your customer may ask you to use the local audio system. With the Event Producer’s Tackle Box that we offer you there’s no need for you to carry around extra 6.35 mm cables. Just connect through these adapters.

4. 3.5mm M → Dual 6.35mm F
Most of the modern devices like tablets, smartphones, laptops have 3.5mm stereo audio output. With this adapter you can play music directly to active speakers with 6.35mm input or connect to most professional audio mixers.

5. 3.5mm M → Dual XLR M
This adapter lets you plug in your gadget to most professional audio mixers.

6. 2x XLR M → 6.35mm M
This small and portable adapter is very handy when it comes to sourcing audio signal from your active speakers output and passing it on to a local audio mixer on your next event location with a standard XLR Male to XLR Female audio cable.

7. 2x 6.35mm F → XLR M
Plug in your CineBox audio mixer to speakers via a pair of Jack wires (6.35 mm).

8. 2x RCA F → 6.35mm M
RCA was the most wide-spread audio output for video devices before HDMI and optical audio standards came around. This adapter will help you get audio signal out of VHS player. For those of you who are vintage fans.

9. 2x 6.35mm Coupler (F → F)
Take two short 6.35 mm wires and make one long out of them.

10. 2x 9V Battery
There are many wireless mikes that won’t work without this rare power source. So it’s always good to have a spare one around.

11. 4x AA Battery
Batteries of this type are used to power the wireless microphone included in your CineBox Pro console.

12. 4x AAA Battery

Audio devices such as MP3 players, portable transmitters, flashlights and the remote of your projector are powered with AAA batteries.

Open Air Cinema Gaming System: Playing Video Files on Playstaytion 4®

Congratulations! You are now the proud owner of Open Air Cinema Gaming System, with Sony Playstation 4® onboard.

You can play video games on Blu-ray Discs or download them from the official PlayStaytion®Store.

Now did you know that PS4 allows you to watch Blu-ray and DVD movies? Plus with the June 2015 firmware update, you can play such media files as MKV. Or simply enjoy your favorite tunes as background music thanks to enabled MP3 playback.

Supported File Formats listed on PlayStation official website.

How to playback video files on your PS4 via USB?


PlayStation 4. Playing USB Media

USB Media Player. PlayStaytion®4

Grab your FAT32 or exFAT formatted USB stick. We recommend exFAT to copy and play big chunky video files. Don’t forget that when formatting the USB stick all your current files on it will be deleted.

Take note that PS4 won’t recognize your video files if you don’t arrange them properly. You can paste your video files into any properly named folder on your USB stick — say, Movies, Films, TV Series. To play MP3, you will need to name the folder Music. There is a built-in software music player (USB Music Player) on PS4 that allows you to listen to your favorite tracks while playing games.

USB Music Player. PlayStaytion®4

Music Player. PlayStaytion®4

Streaming from the media sever.

PS4 supports Plex. The Plex client app can be downloaded from PlayStaytion®Store. You can get the server app by visiting Plex website and selecting your operational system (Free).

But to stream media, you would need to become a Plex Pass subscriber. At least for the time being. Plex vows to be working hard to have it ready for everyone very soon.


Introducing OAC’s 20′ Home Outdoor Movies System

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OAC’s 20′ Home Outdoor Movies System

A couple weeks ago we announced our brand new 20′ Home inflatable movies screen, and so we are excited now to introduce the complete 20′ Cinebox™ Home outdoor movies system! This outdoor cinema system comes with everything you need to host a giant outdoor screening in your backyard or at the park, and comes with the option of high definition or as a 3D outdoor theater system. Contact us today at 866-802-8202 to order your 20′ Home system, or fill out our online contact form by clicking here. We look forward to meeting you, and to getting you on your way to watching outdoor movies under the stars with family and friends!

Giant Outdoor Movies in Your Backyard

Our 16′ Home outdoor movie system has been one of our most popular systems since the introduction of the Cinebox outdoor theater more than ten years ago. We are excited that we’ve introduced this patented inflatable screen technology to a larger scale, with 20 horizontal feet of projection surface in a lightweight and highly portable format. The 20′ Home Cinebox™ outdoor movie system, like the smaller systems in our Home lineup, comes with everything you need to enjoy movies, video games, live TV, and instant Netflix streaming right in your own backyard. We built our Home series with the backyard in mind. This means that all of our Home screens are lightweight and therefore highly portable, and our Home systems feature audio visual systems that rival any home entertainment system.

Outdoor Movies Made in the USA

We have made all of our outdoor movies inflatable screens right here in the USA for over 10 years. We choose to manufacture our screens in the United States for several reasons. At Open Air Cinema, we believe in supporting American jobs and the American economy, and building our screens on US soil supports this cause. Quality is of utmost importance to us, and keeping our manufacturing close by allows us to watch over every process of production, ensuring that you get the very best in outdoor movies equipment. We are proud of the fact that the 20′ Home inflatable movie screen is designed and manufactured right here in the USA, and that the 20′ Home complete outdoor movies system is designed and assembled here as well. For the very best in outdoor entertainment, make sure to go with an Open Air Cinema outdoor cinema system!

Contact us today at 866-802-8202 to order your brand new 20′ Home outdoor movies system!


OAC Newsletter: The New Open Air Cinema

We’ve just issued a brand new newsletter for the Open Air Community, and wanted to pass the link along so you could hear about the revolutionary new noise-cancelling blower boxes, as well as hear the details about our new website (although if you’re reading this, you’ve probably noted many changes already.

Additionally, we have officially launched the Open Air Comunity, and the Open Air Community Points Program, a way you can stay in touch with other outdoor movie enthusiasts, as well as some other cool things like creating a blog for your outdoor cinema business.  Every activity you do will give you OAC Points, and with enough of those, you’ll eventually earn enough credit to get an OAC screen!  We’re excited to see so many join the Open Air Community, and can’t wait to see how it develops.   Click here to read the newsletter!


Brand New Noise Canceling Blower Boxes for Outdoor Movie Systems!

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Open Air Cinema is about to turn the inflatable industry on its head! We are proud to introduce our new complete line of noise canceling blower boxes. Our patent pending design is the result of thousands of hours of research and development focused on significantly reducing the noise of inflatable air blowers.

Not just for outdoor cinema, these boxes will drastically cut the noise level of air blowers for any bounce house, slide, or other inflatable structure. A fun center running 10 blowers will suddenly sound as if there are only 3 blowers running! The best part is that these boxes are completely collapsable for transport and storage.

Click Here To See the New Lineup!


Home Toys Reviews Open Air Cinema Outdoor Movie Equipment!

Home Toys recently posted a great review of Open Air Cinema Outdoor Movie Equipment:

When you think of a backyard barbeque, thoughts of grilling a smoky slab of meat while surrounded by family and friends might come to mind. For the history of backyard gatherings, that’s pretty much been the gist of it…but not any more. There is a new movement afoot that will forever change the way you see your backyard. It’s more than a soccer field, it’s more than a cool place to get together on a summer’s night, with Open Air Cinema the backyard can become a giant, outdoor movie theater!

Open Air Cinema is the world’s leader in producing outdoor cinema equipment. It has a line of inflatable movie screens that are perfect for families and neighbors to use in the backyard, poolside or in the neighborhood park.
The drive-in theater might be all but extinct, but the mystique of the experience a drive-in theater brought doesn’t need to disappear. Open Air Cinema has a whole new way to enjoy the thrills and fun of movies under the stars with its CineBox™ Home backyard theater system. It comes equipped with everything you need for a backyard movie event. CineBox includes a 9X5, 12X7 or 16X9-foot inflatable screen (which is the largest screen recommended for home use), as well as a projector, DVD player, sound mixers, and speakers.

The portable nature of the system makes it perfect for families because they can take it anywhere. In fact, Open Air Cinema has participated in humanitarian efforts throughout Africa where users would plug the system into a generator and BAM, they have instant movie-magic.

Backyard movie enthusiasts have long used everything from bed sheets and garage doors to make this happen, but these new inflatable movie screens have theater-quality projection surfaces and are so easy to use it’s a no-brainer. They take about 30 seconds to inflate—secure them with the tethers and you’re good to go.

Plan for Fun
While there is something to be said about being spontaneous, the best backyard events sometimes need a little planning. Here are some tips on how to make your next outdoor movie event a blast.

  • Pick your place: If it’s going to be a family gathering, the backyard is great, if you want to widen the circle a bit, think about moving it to a cul-de-sac for a block-party or to a park or the beach!
  • Choose the entertainment: Deciding what movie would be best is a critical choice—will it be a family movie, romantic comedy or action/adventure blockbuster? The key is choosing a movie that most people will enjoy. OR, ditch the movie idea altogether—plug in your game console and stage an alien-blasting fiesta!
  • Select the menu: Outdoor movies and food go hand in hand. There is nothing more classic than hamburgers and hotdogs, but for the movie, don’t forget the popcorn!
  • Consider a theme: Having a theme can tie the entire evening together for an unforgettable experience. Take the screen to the local baseball field and watch “Field of Dreams.” Dress in pirate costumes and watch a pirate movie. Have a luau and watch “Blue Hawaii.” Also, remember it doesn’t have to be a movie. You can have a sports theme night and watch the championship game on the giant screen.

Backyard cinema can be as relaxing or as exciting as you want. It’s that flexibility that makes movies under the stars so memorable and special for the whole family.

Read the original post here!


Salt Lake City, Utah: Open Air Cinema hosts Outdoor Movie at NRPA Convention

This past Wednesday, Open Air Cinema and Swank Motion Pictures hosted a free screening of Transformers 2 at the National Parks and Recreation Association (NRPA) national congress in Salt Lake City, Utah.  The screening was a blast, and everyone really enjoyed watching the movie on the huge 30′ screen. It was really great because everyone was able to see the screening on a brand-new system.  The sound was amazing, and the projection was stunning.  National Parks and Recreation administrators from all over the place came to see the screening: Alabama, Texas, Utah, California, New York, Colorado, Arizona, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and many other places.  Here is an excerpt of a review from io9:

“Critical consensus on Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is overwhelmingly negative. But the critics are wrong. Micheal Bay used a squillion dollars and a hundred supercomputers’ worth of CG for a brilliant art movie about the illusory nature of plot.

Oh, and I would warn you that there’ll be spoilers in this review — except that, really, since I still have no idea what actually happened in this movie, I’m not sure how much I can spoil it.

Since the days of Un Chien Andalou and The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari filmmakers have reached beyond meaning. But with this summer’s biggest, loudest movie, Michael Bay takes us all the way inside Caligari’s cabinet. And once you enter, you can never emerge again. I saw this movie two days ago, and I’m still living inside it. Things are exploding wherever I look, household appliances are trying to kill me, and bizarre racial stereotypes are shouting at me.

Transformers: ROTF has mostly gotten pretty hideous reviews, but that’s because people don’t understand that this isn’t a movie, in the conventional sense. It’s an assault on the senses, a barrage of crazy imagery. Imagine that you went back in time to the late 1960s and found Terry Gilliam, fresh from doing his weird low-fi collage/animations for Monty Python. You proceeded to inject Gilliam with so many steroids his penis shrank to the size of a hair follicle, and you smushed a dozen tabs of LSD under his tongue. And then you gave him the GDP of a few sub-Saharan countries. Gilliam might have made a movie not unlike this one.”